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July 29, 2009

Green Your Art: Make a Statement

Environmental issues in art Artists, those consummate preservers of beauty, seem to have a keen sensitivity about sustaining the planet. If you’re an art collector, aficionado, or appreciator, this week’s tips should help you shift your collection (or simply the way you see art) into a more earth-minded endeavor.

Tip #3: Support Artists Who Depict Environmental Issues

We’ve discussed media and method, but what about content? Plenty of artists are taking up climate change and planetary preservation as their subject matter. Take Riitta Ikonen: She sews costumes, like snowflakes and car seats, that make a statement about the state of our environment. Designers are now making striking, silly, sustainable bikes that double as art pieces. And a husband and wife are aiming to paint in every U.S. National Park. Care about endangered species? Check out these guys. Whomever you patronize, hang your eco-art high, and explain to admirers the conservation cause behind the conversation piece.

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